You're New, and Your Job Is 1,000 Miles Away. Now What?
By Laura McMullen
It's hard enough being "that new person" for the first few days of a job, because no one can remember your name. Imagine being only a name and otherwise invisible. Oh yeah, Margie. I've seen that name on email threads, and I'm pretty sure we've been on conference calls together. I think she works remotely from Ohio – or was it Iowa?
For many telecommuting employees, being out of sight can often mean they're out of mind among their in-office colleagues – a setup that's not exactly conducive to building team camaraderie. Fortunately, with a little effort and creativity, a new telecommuting employee can become more than just a name in an email address. Here's how these employees can thrive in their new jobs and teams – even from a thousand miles away: